Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning in 2019, ABPN diplomates who are eligible and who volunteer for the pilot project will be required to read and answer five multiple-choice questions on at least 30 but no more than 40 peer- selected and ABPN approved journal articles. The questions will be administered in an online, open book format accessed via the internet from home or work.
To receive credit for reading an article, diplomates must correctly answer at least four of the five questions on the first attempt. For a given article, once a quiz has been started, it must be completed before proceeding to another exam. Diplomates will receive immediate feedback after answering questions related to an article.
The Pilot Project will be offered as an alternative to single MOC examinations in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP), Neurology, and Child Neurology. CAP is the only subspecialty offered during the pilot project. All other subspecialty examinations will be delivered in the current MOC examination format during the pilot project.
The pilot project will run for three years from 2019-2021. The length of time (eligibility period) for a diplomate to complete the pilot project varies by the expiration date of the diplomate's certificate or by their current block and status in the Continuous MOC Program (CMOC).
The pilot project begins for all eligible diplomates in January 2019 and is optional. Eligible diplomates may still choose to take the Part III MOC secured, proctored examination instead of participating in the pilot project.
Yes, all diplomates, including pilot project participants, must meet all MOC Program requirements to be reported as ‘Certified – Meeting MOC Requirements’: continuing medical education, self-assessment, and performance-in-practice, as well as paying any applicable fees.